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Close Encounters of the 2nd Kind (CE2)

Large, Luminous UFO Stops Cars, Electronics In City

July, 15, 2002 - Campamento Vespucio, Argentina

An unidentified flying object (UFO) of large size and intense luminosity was seen in the town of Campamento Vespucio. The event caused a sensation in this community. The object was of the size and shape of a rugby ball. The phones stopped working and the electrical systems of several cars were left for dead.  View full report

Source: Scott Corrales - 'El Tribuno' de Salta - Argentina July 21, 2002 - Rense.com   ID: 30
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  E-M Effects, Vehicle Interference

Car-stop UFO encounter near Velje, Jutland (Denmark)

September, 29, 1995 - Vejle, Jutland, Denmark

A 24-year-old man was driving to visit his parents in Vejle in Jutland, Denmark, when he experienced a dramatic stopping of his car when a disc-shaped UFO with a powerful light hovered over his vehicle. The object was only 3-4 meters above the car, and he could see a number of circular lamps on the underside. After a short time the intensity of the light from the UFO diminished, and it slowly moved away and out of sight; he was able to start the car again normally.  View full report

Source: Kim Moller Hansen, in Evans and Stacey (1997)   ID: 733
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Vehicle Encounter, Vehicle Interference, Animal Reaction, E-M Effects

Knowles Family UFO Encounter in Mundrabilla, Australia Featured Case

January, 21, 1988 - Mundrabilla , Australia

The Mundrabilla incident of a few years ago received much media publicity. The Knowles described how the UFO shot over their car and lifted it off the road. Their voices changed in pitch, the family dog in the car went crazy, and the car started shaking. The news media described the incident as a 'UFO attack' and reported that the car was covered by strange dust.  View full report

Source: UFO Research Queensland (Australia)   ID: 1090
Case Type: MajorCase    Features:  Vehicle Encounter, Physiological Effects, Animal Reaction, Vehicle Interference, Physical Trace, Humming, Light Beam

Bob White Alien Artifact Featured Case

1985 - Near Grand Junction, Colorado, United States

White and a friend were driving from Denver to Las Vegas, when they witnessed an object that was about 100 yards in front of him, he said, "and it was huge ... absolutely huge." As the craft flew away, White said, he noticed an orange light falling to the ground. He recovered the object, which is about 7-1/2 inches long and shaped like a teardrop.  View full report

Source: Knight Ridder Newspapers, June 22, 2004   ID: 365
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Artifact, Witness Photo, Polygraph Test, Interaction/Reaction

Close Encounter at Indian Point Nuclear Reactor, NY Featured Case

June, 14, 1984 - Buchahan, New York, United States

The object consisted of ten or more lights arranged in a boomerang pattern. It appeared to be hovering about a quarter of a mile from one of the gates to the complex, and at that distance, they could not make out any shape... He estimated the object was at least 300 feet from one end to the other.  View full report

Source: J. Allen Hynek, Philip J. Imbrogno, and Bob Pratt (excerpt from Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings)   ID: 1080
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Nuclear Facility, E-M Effects, Group Sighting

The Cash-Landrum Case Featured Case

December, 29, 1980 - Huffman, Texas, United States

A terrifying encounter with a flame belching UFO on a lonely road near Huffman, Texas, resulted in appalling injuries for the three innocent victims. According to Bob Pratt, "the case remains one of the most important in the history of ufology. It has never been resolved. Someone in the U.S. knows exactly what happened to Betty and Vickie and Colby but they have remained silent despite all the suffering - and ridicule - those three endured."  View full report

Source: NICAP   ID: 86
Case Type: MajorCase    Features:  Physiological Effects, Injury

Young boy struck by beam of light from UFO

December, 5, 1980 - Foxboro, Massachusetts, United States

13 year-old boy declaring he had been struck by a beam of light from a UFO that seemed to appear above him from nowhere and to hover so closely that he could estimate its size to be "bigger than a house."  View full report

Source: Joseph Nyman, Mass. MUFON Chief Investigator, Mass. MUFON and Edwin 'Ed' Fogg, Jr.   ID: 3
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Physiological Effects, Children

Mini-UFOs and Metal Pieces in Finland

March, 16, 1979 - Suonenjoki, Finland

Suddenly Jarmo heard a humming sound obliquely from behind. He turned around. At an altitude of about two meters he saw a bell-shaped mini-UFO. Now he started taking photos of the UFO. It radiated blue light and moved forward descending and ascending. After having taken five photos he started walking toward the UFO. Then the UFO disappeared.  View full report

Source: APRO Bulletin, Vol. 28, No. 5, Nov. 1979   ID: 410
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Photo, Physical Trace, Artifact, Humming

Dog dies after close encounter on ranch in Uruguay

February, 18, 1977 - Salto, Uruguay

Angel Maria Tonna, a 52-year-old rancher, and his foreman, witnessed a fiery disc like two plates placed face to face hovering a short distance above the ground behind the barn. The cows "were going crazy" and all the dogs were barking. The object approached, and Tonna felt electric shocks which went all through his body and a very intense heat hit him. Three days after the event, Tonna's dog, who had been 15 from the object, was found dead.  View full report

Source: APRO, August, 1977   ID: 825
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Animal Reaction, Physiological Effects

Landing of dome-shaped UFO witnessed at close range in Kettering, Tasmania

February, 1976 - Kettering, Australia

A 39 year-old man in Little Oyster Cove encountered an extraordinary dome-shaped object which had landed. Through the windows of the metallic object, he saw a tall cylindrical object (which he likened to a ship's compass mounting) and 'motionless grey shapes' (like car seats with headrests seen from the rear), perhaps entities. The object rose slowly from the ground, then increased speed and was gone. The next morning, a circular patch of scorched grass was found at the site.  View full report

Source: Bill Chalker (1996)   ID: 630
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Landing, Physical Trace, Witness Sketch, Humming, Portholes/Windows

Five Objects Hover Over Canadian Field Featured Case

September, 1, 1974 - Langenburg, Saskatchewan, Canada

Farmer Edwin Fuhr saw a symmetrical bun-shaped object that was hovering about a foot off the ground. He noted also that the grass underneath was being imparted a clockwise swirling motion. [There were] four additional identical objects...  View full report

Source: APRO Bulletin, Vol. 23 No. 2 (Sept/Oct 1974)   ID: 304
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Physical Trace, Multiple UFOs, Witness Sketch

Three small boys witness UFO landing

August, 16, 1974 - Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

On August 16, 1974, at about 8:00 PM, three small boys were returning to their homes on the outskirts of Port Coquitlam, a community about 20 miles east of Vancouver, BC. The boys saw an object approach over the trees... The UFO began to settle down for a landing.  View full report

Source: Graham Conway / UFO*BC   ID: 56
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Physical Trace, Animal Reaction, Landing, Children

Object hovers over sea and immobilizes witnesses in Togo, Africa

March, 29, 1974 - Lomé, Togo

A French worker on vacation on the coast of Togo, along with a Togolese woman, were on the beach when they noticed a sharp whistle coming from the sea. They saw a dark mass which approached from over water and which stopped at 200-300 m in front of the witnesses. Suddenly, three bright lights from the object paralyzed the witnesses. Several physiological effects plagued the man afterwards, including deaf spells, fainting, and anxiety.  View full report

Source: Waterufo.net / Joel Mesnard, Phenomenes Spatiaux, Mar. '76   ID: 794
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Water-Related, Physiological Effects

Maureen Puddy's close encounter in Victoria, Australia, 1972

July, 5, 1972 - Frankston, Victoria, Australia

On 5 July 1972, 27-year-old Maureen Puddy saw a ufo on the Alooraduc Road near Frankston, in Victoria, Australia. The object was a huge blue disc, which hovered above, her car as she returned from visiting her son in hospital. Twenty days later, at almost the same spot, it returned. This time it seemed to drain power from the car, causing it to stop; indeed, the car appeared to steer itself to the roadside. A voice in her head told her, 'All your tests will be negative.' It then said: 'Tell media, do not panic. We mean no harm..'  View full report

Source: Judith Magee, VUFORS   ID: 814
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Vehicle Encounter, Vehicle Interference, Communication

Delphos, Kansas Landing Ring Featured Case

November, 2, 1971 - Delphos, Kansas, United States

16 year old Ronald Johnson was tending the sheep, accompanies by his dog, when the sighting happened. What he suddenly saw was a mushroom shaped object, illuminated by multicolored lights over its entire surface and hovering 25 yards away. Johnson and his family went around the house to the site of the near landing and were surprised... to observe a glowing ring in the ground. This is considered as one of the very best physical trace cases involving a UFO landing.  View full report

Source: Loy Lawhon, About.com   ID: 192
Case Type: MajorCase    Features:  Physical Trace, Landing, Animal Reaction, Children

1971 UFO oncounter over Texas uranium mine; physical trace effects found

1971 - Karnes City , Texas, United States

From the witness: "The object was round and the bright light was coming from the center of the bottom of the UFO. Around the perimeter of the craft was hundreds of penlight size light beams that alternated in all colors of the spectrum. Now I know they were laser beams. The UFO was rising up slowly at first and then went straight up out of sight in about 10 seconds."  View full report

Source: Michael Harvey (Credit: Rense.com)   ID: 1070
Case Type: RawReport    Features:  Physical Trace, Body Lights, Sound

US aircraft carrier 'stopped' by large, glowing UFO; electromagnetic effects

1971 - Caribbean / Bermuda Triangle,

From the witness: "We heard someone yelling 'There is something hovering over the ship!'... As we looked up, we saw a large, glowing sphere.... It made no sound that I could hear. The light coming from it wasn't too bright, about half of what the sun would be. It sort of pulsated a little and was yellow to orange... Virtually all electronic components stopped functioning during the 20 minutes or so that [the UFO] hovered over the ship. "  View full report

Source: Jim Kopf (credit: Rense.com)   ID: 1075
Case Type: RawReport    Features:  E-M Effects, Silent, Military, Group Sighting, Water-Related

Landing marks near Lake Anten, Sweden; UFO seen in area

August, 30, 1970 - Lake Anten, Sweden

Three round landing marks in a triangular formation were found in the garden of Richard Johansson's small farm near Lake Anten, Sweden. Several witnesses in the area had seen a strange red light, almost the size of the moon, that same night. Soil samples were taken and analyzed, with the results showing an increased level of gamma activity (radiation) in the test samples from one of the landing marks.  View full report

Source: Sven-Olof Fredrickson, FSR Vol. 17 No. 1   ID: 604
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Physical Trace, Landing

Danish police officer has two close encounters (the Maarup sightings) Featured Case

August, 13, 1970 - Hadersley, Denmark

Danish police officer Evald Maarup was driving through the countryside near Hadersley, when he encountered a brilliantly lit UFO. Suddenly there was a fierce light beaming down on him, his car engine cut out, and the car lights and his radio stopped working. Above him, Maarup could make out a large circular object which he watched for about five minutes, before it moved away rapidly. Three years later, Maarup had another encounter with the same or a similar object at exactly the same place.  View full report

Source: UFOs at Close Sight - Ufologie.net   ID: 734
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Vehicle Encounter, Vehicle Interference, E-M Effects, Police, Light Beam, Witness Sketch, Witness Photo

Navy ship HMAS Hobart hit during Vietnam UFO encounter?

June, 15, 1968 - DMZ, Viet Nam

On Friday, 15 June 1968, Allied forward spotters along the eastern part of the Demilitarised Zone, a 9.6km wide strip separating North and South Vietnam, reported seeing about 30 strange slow-moving 'lights' in the night sky.  View full report

Source: AUFORN Special Report, Issue 34, April 2003   ID: 60
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Military, Physical Trace

UFO Visits Ontario Lake

June, 18, 1967 - Northern Ontario lake, Ontario, Canada

Two boaters witnessed a brilliant object simply hovering about 50 feet above tree level. As they sit in wonder, suddenly the object begins to pick up speed, racing straight toward them.  View full report

Source: UFO Casebook   ID: 28
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Physical Trace, E-M Effects

The Stephen Michalak Encounter at Falcon Lake Featured Case

May, 20, 1967 - Falcon Lake, Manitoba, Canada

Stephen Michalak of Winnipeg, was prospecting near Falcon Lake, Manitoba, when he encountered two UFOs, one of which landed on a large, flat rock about 160 feet away from him. After having approached the object and looked inside, the object moved, and something like an exhaust vent was now in front of him. A blast of hot gas shot from these holes onto his chest, setting his shirt and undershirt on fire and causing him severe pain, and leaving burn marks in the shape of a grid.  View full report

Source: Loy Lawhon, About.com   ID: 376
Case Type: MajorCase    Features:  Physiological Effects, Landing, Injury, Witness Photo, Witness Sketch

The Malmstrom Air Force Base UFO/Missile Incident (Nuclear missiles shutdown during UFO encounter) Featured Case

March, 16, 1967 - Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, United States

From the witness Robert Salas: "I received a call from my security guard who was quite frightened as he reported that an unidentifiable flying object was hovering immediately above the front gate. The object was illuminated by a red glow.... many of our missiles became disabled... a similar incident had occurred at another site and they had all of their missiles disabled while UFOs were observed directly over the launch sites."  View full report

Source: Robert Salas, (MUFON)   ID: 1017
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Military, Silent, Nuclear Facility, Witness Photo

Burn marks and holes found after UFO seen close to ground

September, 13, 1966 - Gwinner, North Dakota, United States

Young Randy E. Rotenberger was waiting for the school bus outside his home when he saw "some flashing lights," then an object. "It looked like two bowls put together," the witness told an AP reporter. He saw three "pegs" on the bottom and antennae projecting from the top. Later, "some burnt marks" and tapered holes were found at the scene, each about a foot in diameter and five inches deep.  View full report

Source: NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon), 'Strange Effects from UFOs', by Donald Keyhoe and Gordon Lore   ID: 578
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Physical Trace, Witness Sketch, Landing, Children
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